Adventure skiers were treated to the extraordinary sight of a rare snow leopard in the snowy forests of Gulmarg, Kashmir. They spend a minute or so appreciating the beautiful creature before it leaped up and bounded down the mountain.
These solitary leopards inhabit the mountains of Central and Southern Asia. Their ability to leap over fifteen metres make them excellent predators. Sadly, due to habitat loss and illegal poaching for their pelts, the snow leopard is in rapid decline. Numbers left in the wild are estimated to be down to 6,000.
You can help protect snow leopards by adopting one at wwf.org.uk.